“True love, by life no less than death, is tried.
Live thou for England—we for England died”.
This article is an approximate copy of a booklet produced to remember those villagers who are remembered on the memorial at St Mary's churchyard. The booklet is for sale inside the church or contact me for information..
This is a record of those men with Norton associations who served in, and survived, the First World War.
Photo is of Pip, Squeak and Wilfred - the three general service medals awarded to most First World War soldiers.
Just 20 years after the First World War ended the country was plunged into war again. This time the impact was to be different with ‘total war’ reaching this country and impacting upon the daily lives of people in a way that did not happen in 1914-18. This is a series of articles touching upon the effects of the war in Norton. Once again I am grateful to the late Canon Evans-Prosser who set down many of his memories in writing and I will be quoting from his work at length.